The Third Person Thread - Part the first

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:55 am

Thank you Will. You are a prince!

Docandie has been very busy with election stuff. She will have Saturday off to take her iMac to the Apple store in Northridge to get the hard drive swapped out. Apparently there have been a small number that have failed so the entire batch made during a particular period need to be replaced.
Docandie has not experienced any problems with hers but better to have it done before there is a problem. The nice young man began explaining about the "backing-up process" but Docandie told him not to bother as she has that covered. He insisted that perhaps Docandie did not understand what he was trying to say. Docandie mentioned he might want to teach his grandma to suck eggs. (She apologized.)
Docandie then gently explained that she has a 3 Tb external HD as part of her UPS (Universal Power Supply) and a program that automatically clones itself to the backup and it is BOOTABLE and etc., etc., etc. So he finally agreed that Docandie was spot on with the procedure.
Docandie was just a tad annoyed because this youngster seemed to think that old folks can't comprehend computers.
Docandie may be 73 but she has been using Macs since the first one appeared on the market and knows the desirability of having a good backup. She tests it from time to time, setting the backup as the startup disc and making sure all the appls work ok - especially when new upgrades are issued.
In any event, Docandie will be going to the campaign office on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, maybe more. It's fun and interesting.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby chillicamper » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:42 am

Chillicamper thanks Will for his hard word in heaving this weighty thread on to page 1. Chillicamper does wonder what he attached the block and tackle to though?

Chillicamper thinks that Docandie sound like they are going to be very busy. Chilli wishies he had the same sort of computer knowledge. He manages, but gets frustrates that he can't fix any problems on the 'puter with a spanner or a well aimed hammer :lol:

Chillicamper is not looking forward to a very hectic day at work today - trying to get everything done so he can take 3 days off next week. Chillcamper therefore needs to fortify himself with more chokkits to have the energy to get through the day. :lol:
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Will of Lancre » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:49 am

Will is looking at the thread through his new specs. They are varifocal, and Will is not quite sure which bit of glass to look at the screen through. Ah, the lower bit seems to work better, but Will has to bend his neck back to look through that bit, so maybe Will should adjust the screen. The joys of ageing. :roll: Still, the opticians have a good deal on whereby the price of the frames is reduced by the same percentage as the customer's age. That is 56% for Will. Will wonders if he was 101, whether they would pay him 1% of the price. :D

Will sympathises with Docandie about young people's attitudes. Dad-in-Law of Will, who died last year aged 92, was up to date with computers to the last, no-one having told him that old people were supposed to be confused by them. ;)

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby jaznbonnie » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:55 am

Bonnie is winding down her day with a glass of wine. She was productive by doing her household chores early in the day before heading up to Yountville for the Tug McGraw 5K Walk/Run. The dentist she works with and two coworkers were part of a team that participated. Another two coworkers also participated in their own teams at the event. All participants did the 5K in costume which made it quite fun! Bonnie's team dressed in Dental theme and she was dressed as a tube of toothpaste. :lol:

Other news in Bonnie's life is not so much fun. She and MrE are having to look for a new apartment to rent. Since they have been in the same place for nine years it has left them with a bit of Sticker Shock. :o

Bonnie tells Will that she is not too far behind but is fortunate enough to get by with over the counter reading glasses so far.

Bonnie had to chuckle over Docandie's conversation with the technician. Bonnie leaves much of her technical stuff for MrE to deal with as she gets a bit confuzzled at times. She has learned a lot by osmosis though so usually looks over the salespeople at the store with a beady eye when they are trying to sell her something she is sure she doesn't want or need.

Bonnie helps herself to some of the chokkit and leaves hugs for (((everyboardie))).
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Toothy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:52 pm

Toothy saunters in and apologises for failing to check in on the forum much over the past week or so. She has been busy at work, yes, but Anna (former uber-moderator of the HC forum) came to stay for a few days last week during which the Toothies took her to the Pudding Club in the Cotswolds for a special pudding indulgence evening. It's a great place! :D. Toothy and Anna have lots of events planned for the remainder of her stay, although Anna is now at her hotel in London from where she can visit everything and anything London-based. What with these events, play rehearsals, choirs and work, Toothy is unlikely to be able to post much, although she will browse the board in her mod role.

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:40 am

Tony noticed there was a new member named "anna" joined the board last week and wondered if it was that Anna. ;)
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Toothy » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:32 pm

Toothy doesn't believe it is the same Anna as Toothy asked her whether she was going to join the board and it seems unlikely, for now at least. :(
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby chillicamper » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:57 am

Chillicamper is back home after a weekend exploring the wilds of Manchester ;) and the Peak District. Chillicamper was visiting his sister's new flat........which isn't that new, seeing that it is a converted mill built in 1859 and also seeing that she moved in there a few years ago :roll: :oops: Anyhoo.......it was good for Chilli to catch up and finally see all the places she talks about. Chilli had fun taking the kids to Pooles Cavern and to the Science & Industry museum in Manchester.

However Chillicamper seems to have picked up a cold fro the hundreds of kids in the museum and so the journey home was rather drippy.

Chillicamper reckons that the only way to cure the cold is to dive into the pile of chokkits.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Docandie has a question for U.K. boardies.
One of Docandie's friends is visiting friends in Wolverhampton and sent me a chatty email about what she has been doing.
She made a casual mention that she suffered a mild burn on one shoulder when a "jacket potato slid out of the container handed to the man who was in front of her in line at the mobile potato roaster."

Docandie was instantly intrigued by this curious event and emailed back but she is apparently out sight-seeing for the weekend so hasn't answered.

This is somewhat mystifying to Docandie. She thought America had pretty much cornered the market on the numerous types of food sold at the sides of roads but she has never heard of a "mobile potato roaster."

Are these common in the U.K.? Docandie can see all kinds of possibilities for similar units here (if there are none yet) and was just wondering just how popular they are...

Docandie will be off to volunteer at the election phone center in a couple of hours and will be spending two or three hours, depending on how long she can sit. Only a couple more days to go and then it will be all over for another two years.

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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:46 pm

Tony can confirm that mobile potato roasters are fairly common in Britland, with such fillings as cheese, coleslaw and (I think) tuna.

Tony wishes Docandie well for the election and hopes that Obama gets back in. Tony will have to dig out his Obama T-Shirt again for next week.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Docandie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:48 pm

Docandie re-read Kate's email and she said the potato was loaded with chili, which stained her sweaters. The van owner was a woman who offered her money to get her sweaters cleaned and to see a doctor. She did not want it reported to the police or the "council" - Kate took the money and will have her sweaters cleaned and she did see her friend's doctor but she has travel insurance that will pay for that.

There used to be a fast food place that served baked potatoes with various fillings and an assortment of soups, but it went out of business years ago.
There more she considers it, the more she thinks a mobile one would be brilliant!


Docandie has edited out the first person errors. She is a little ga-ga, having spent a lot of time phoning people and encouraging them to vote during the past few days.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:28 pm

Yes chilli! Tony was trying to think of another filling, but as he's a vegetarian, he'd forgotten about chilli and wasn't sure about the tuna. :lol:

P.S. in her excitement, Docandie's first person is showing. ;)
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Tony draws Docandie's attention to this site.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Toothy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Er...Toothy's never seen a mobile potato roaster... :? She wonders whether it's specific to parts of Britland...? She's seen chestnut roasters though.
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Re: The Third Person Thread - Part the first

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:05 am

Toothy wrote:Er...Toothy's never seen a mobile potato roaster... :? She wonders whether it's specific to parts of Britland...? She's seen chestnut roasters though.

Tony has seen them at open markets and car boot sales.
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